As the time comes for us to move to Japan (flying out March 1!), we thought we’d share some photos of our new home with you. This house has been a huge provision; it’s only 3 blocks from our language school and 3 blocks from Lydia’s kindergarten. We are very excited about being able to […]Read More Our new home in Japan
We in the Newkirk clan are nearing our departure for Japan, and as we stand here toward the end of this preparation journey, I thought I’d say a word about missions and (grand)parents. I say (grand)parents here to refer to the parents of missionaries and, more significantly, the grandparents of missionary kids. As we have […]Read More Missions and (Grand)Parents
It was most poignantly on a flimsy folding chair in the middle of a dirt “field” in Juarez, Mexico that I (Caroline) began to grasp the concept that the church is far more than a building. It was a Sunday morning, and I was 18, on a short-term mission trip. As our church’s mission team […]Read More Do you take the church for granted?
I’m currently on my first support raising road trip, which has taken me up to our old stomping grounds in the Chicago area. I drove up last week, and as you can see from the picture to the right, I had one slight problem on the road – my front right tire blew out on the […]Read More Perspectives from the Road
Greetings! As the title of this blog suggests, we are the Newkirks and we’re headed to Japan to serve as missionaries. On this site you’ll find information about who we are, what we’ll be doing, how you can get involved, and how you can be praying. Have a look around, and please don’t hesitate to […]Read More Newkirks in Japan is up and running!